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HappyHiker06 Jun 2018 7:29 a.m. PST

So about 1.5 years ago I bought a waterloo starter set as a xmas pressie for my then 9yr old son.
We started to paint it together, but he soon got bored of all the straps(though he was very good) so I'd said I'd finish it.
It was meant to be 3 battalions, 1 cavalry regiment and a cannon each side, but it sort of grew.
It is however finally finished ready for a game of waterloo on the weekend of the 15th, using modified kings of war rules and a 5ft x 3ft table.
(It might not be exactly 100% to scale)

This is my first ever historical army, though I did do some KOW Orcs the year before, so its my 2nd wargaming army.

Heres the French Division (army)

1ST Brigade

2nd Brigade

Cavalry Brigade

Imperial Guard

French division by steve.culley, on Flickr

In theory thats it, I will never paint another Napolionic figure again.
Though I do quite fancy doing some lancers, and I havent got any British light Dragoons, which seems bad……

Many thanks to everyone at TMP who answered all my newbie questions and helped me get (most) the uniforms right(ish)

No thanks to Da Bug though…

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP06 Jun 2018 7:44 a.m. PST

Nicely done

foxweasel06 Jun 2018 7:57 a.m. PST

They look lovely. You'll not be able to resist adding to it!

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP06 Jun 2018 8:03 a.m. PST

Well Done!

davbenbak Supporting Member of TMP06 Jun 2018 8:13 a.m. PST

Great job! See what starter sets lead to… Is this a mix of manufactures? Welcome to Napoleonic's. Trust me these won't be the last figures you paint.

HappyHiker06 Jun 2018 8:26 a.m. PST

Thanks guys. Yes it's a real mix. Mostly plastic, warlords games starter set, plus perry and victrix. Perry and front rank command figures. The victrix are prebardin, but I wanted a firing line and was bored of great coats.

torokchar Supporting Member of TMP06 Jun 2018 8:43 a.m. PST

Excellent – thanks for posting. very nice work.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP06 Jun 2018 8:52 a.m. PST

Quite nice.

wrgmr106 Jun 2018 9:36 a.m. PST

Nice looking army! I'm sure it feels good to be finished.
But just wait, you'll be at a convention bring and buy, some inexpensive figures will be there and presto! More Napoleonics!

PzGeneral06 Jun 2018 10:16 a.m. PST

Those are great!

Why does everybody paint better than me….? wink

BrockLanders Supporting Member of TMP06 Jun 2018 10:52 a.m. PST

Fantastic painting!

Personal logo The Beast Rampant Supporting Member of TMP06 Jun 2018 11:30 a.m. PST

Great job!

…but he soon got bored of all the straps

He has my sympathies. grin

Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP06 Jun 2018 1:07 p.m. PST

"I will never paint another Napoleonic figure again."

Yep (wink, wink, nod, nod)…as if we've never heard that one before!

Great looking army. Well done!

Marc the plastics fan06 Jun 2018 1:22 p.m. PST

Where are the Brits?

Looks really great hope your son develops an i terst for the historical side of things.

JimSelzer Supporting Member of TMP06 Jun 2018 2:25 p.m. PST

don't quit while you are doing so well

evilgong Supporting Member of TMP06 Jun 2018 2:35 p.m. PST

That's the problem with 9-year-olds today, no dedication to paint straps.

Well done on finishing.

David F Brown

Bandolier06 Jun 2018 3:04 p.m. PST

A fine looking army.
I look forward to seeing those lancers…

I Drink Your Milkshake06 Jun 2018 3:57 p.m. PST


Skeets Supporting Member of TMP06 Jun 2018 4:11 p.m. PST

Great job! However, I thought I would stop painting Napoleonics when I finished a brigade in the 70's. Over 40 years later and I am still painting them!

Markconz06 Jun 2018 5:09 p.m. PST

Great work and good job in getting all this lot done.

Also had similar plans to stick to about this amount of Napoleonics. Now have thousands…

Jabba Miles07 Jun 2018 3:15 a.m. PST

Nice work. 1 1/2 years ago, really? that went quickly.


HappyHiker07 Jun 2018 4:44 a.m. PST

thanks for all the replies. I'll post the British/Allies when I get chance.

Yep, 1.5 years – seemed longer when I was doing some of that piping ;-)

This was my first photo post all that time ago.
TMP link

I'm not sure my painting got any better, but it certainly got much faster.

Ceterman Supporting Member of TMP07 Jun 2018 7:03 a.m. PST

Insanely nice!

JimSelzer Supporting Member of TMP08 Jun 2018 6:14 p.m. PST

what company figures are these?

HappyHiker09 Jun 2018 12:22 a.m. PST

@Jim Selzer, it's a real mix, see above. The victrix figures are great for a whole host of poses, so French firing line, skirmishes and artillery are all Victrix. If you buy several boxes (or spruces from eBay) you can do a whole battalion in firing line and another in Porte etc. You end up with lots of extra command figures, but I used those to make up extras into whole battalions, or used on young guard command etc. The March attack are perry and warlord games plastic. ( March attack great coats being left over victrix with regular infantry heads). I did a fair bit of mix and matching to get what I wanted. I love plastic.

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